The Minister of Energy of Uzbekistan, Alisher Sultanov, responded to a question about possible resignation due to problems with the electricity and gas supply.
According to him, each leader is “ready to answer [the question about resignation] from the moment he comes to work.”
“I think it’s not easy to be at work for 24 hours. I admit there are deficiencies, but if everyone resigns, who will do the job? We already lack specialists,” the Minister stated.
At the same time, he stressed that “nobody is clinging to power.” “Despite the difficulties, everyone has to do his work. We do our job, just as you do,” Sultanov added.
The Minister noted a sharp increase in electricity consumption. In the past 24 hours, the country has reached its historic peak in consumption – 213 million kWt/h.